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Welcome to The Concert Hall!

A world of

2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th Grade General Music!

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Grade Chorus!

4th, 5th & 6th Grade Band & Strings!




 This space will soon be filled with links to the Chorus music so you can practice from home in the event that we move to distance/home learning! 




Please practice your current music!

This will make it easier to transition back to group playing!





Who could have ever imagined we would be planning for...


Band & Strings & Chorus

The Spring Concert will take place on

Wednesday, May 20th


Hurden Looker Playground

(rain site - Hurden Looker Auditorium/Gymnasium)


A reminder letter and CD order form will be out in May! 





The Instrumental Music Program at

Hurden Looker includes Band and Strings.

Students may choose from

Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet,

Trombone, Baritone Horn, Percussion Kit,

Violin, Viola and Cello.

Instruction is done in small groups for 1 40-minute period per week and it rotates throughout the day so that students do not miss the same academic instructional period each week!

Students should practice 15-20 minutes each day in order to ensure growth and progress on the instrument.





General Music is a class Special where students will dance and sing and have a ton of fun learning about music, performance, appreciation and listening skills!

Students will learn the skills of note reading, rhythm, volume, tempo, instruments of the orchestra, musical theatre, music history and dance!






Ms. Valiante began teaching in Hillside in 2000. She is excited to share her all of her musical knowledge as the 4th Band and String Director, Chorus Co-Director and General Music Teacher at Hurden Looker Elementary School. She is pleased to begin the 20th year of her "tour of Hillside" having also taught at Hillside High School, W.O.K. Middle School, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School and the A.P. Morris Early Childhood Center...isn't that cool...she has taught every grade from Kindergarten through 12th every school in Hillside!

Ms. Valiante holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education/Voice from Kean University, a Master in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton.


Click my name below to email!

Ms. Valiante